MT. PLEASANT, S.C. - No. 70-ranked Georgia State won five of six singles to claim a 5-2 victory over the College of Charleston men's tennis team in its home opener played under the lights on Sunday evening at the CofC Tennis Center at Patriots Point.
The Panthers (7-3) were the second ranked foe to get past the Cougars (2-2) in their last four dual matches after a hard-fought 4-3 road setback at No. 66 Clemson to start the New Year.
CofC claimed the doubles point for the fourth time this season as senior Mickael Trintignac (Le Cannet, France) and junior Kyle Parker (Richmond, Va.) defeated Georgia State's top tandem of Victor Valente and Matias Hatem, 8-5, at the No. 1 line.
Junior Stephen Hardy (Fairfax, Va.) and sophomore Brice Allanic (Colombes, France) also knocked off Lucas Santana and Juan Pablo Gutierrez by a count of 8-5 at No. 3 doubles.
Sophomore Crescente Lesser (Santiago, Chile) improved to 2-1 on the season as the Cougars' lone singles victor with a straight-set win over Lucas Santana, 7-5, 6-2, at the No. 5 line.
CofC will open Southern Conference play this weekend continuing its two-match homestand with Elon on Saturday, March 3 at noon (ET) at the CofC Tennis Center.
(70) GEORGIA STATE 5, COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 2
Feb. 26, 2012
College of Charleston Tennis Center
at Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
No. 1 - Victor Valente (Georgia State) def. Mickael Trintignac (CofC), 6-2, 7-5.
No. 2 - Matias Hatem (Georgia State) def. Tom Delme (CofC), 6-2, 6-2.
No. 3 - Thomas Cook (Georgia State) def. Kyle Parker (CofC), 3-6, 6-1, 6-2.
No. 4 - Ismael Lahlou (Georgia State) def. Brice Allanic (CofC), 6-3, 6-2.
No. 5 - Crescente Lesser (CofC) def. Lucas Santana (Georgia State), 7-5, 6-2.
No. 6 - Juan Pablo Gutierrez (Georgia State) def. Stephen Hardy (CofC), 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (1).
No. 1 - Kyle Parker-Mickael Trintignac (CofC) def. Victor Valente-Matias Hatem (Georgia State), 8-5.
No. 2 - Thomas Cook-Ismael Lahlou (Georgia State) def. Tom Delme-Alon Faiman (CofC), 8-4.
No. 3 - Stephen Hardy-Brice Allanic (CofC) def. Lucas Santana-Juan Pablo Gutierrez (Georgia State), 8-5.